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· to develop familiarity with various types of systems and processes involved in managing an organization
· to understand the concept of a system and learn what the management information system is
· to develop an understanding about the necessity of each managerial process and its logical sequencing in relation to the other processes.
· to identify the major elements of each process
You know the various responsibilities and tasks expected of you as a manager. Now you have to get down to the nitty-gritty of actually performing all these tasks and discharging you responsibilities. For this you must understand the various systems and processes involved in managing. It does not matter whether you manage a private company, a public sector company, or even a non-commercial organization. The essentials of managing remain the same.
In this unit we began by introducing the systems concept and see how it can be applied to organizations. We then move to the all important concept of management information systems and examine it in detail. Later on we shall take up for discussion the management processes of planning, controlling, organizing, Motivating, leading and decision-making.
The pattern and extent of rainfall is changing, leading to frequent droughts in widespread areas. Rare species of animals, birds and plants have become extinct in the wake of the destruction of their natural habitat. People are deprived of their traditional means of livelihood and the rich cultural heritage is destroyed for ever.
All this does not imply that there should be no factories, industry or no economic development. Certainly we need development, economic as well as ecological and environmental. The solution lies in matching economic development with development of the environment. When a firm puts up its factory it must also install a plant for treating and disposing of its industrial waste. When timber merchant cuts 15 trees he must plant at least that many new saplings. Offices who want to use roller shades and woven wood shades and other blinds it looks good if they plan that many new plants in their areas. Nature’s resources are limited. When we consume them faster than they can be replenished or provided anew, it is our responsibility to ensure that our children inherit a world which is healthy, green and safe for all living creatures.
It is your responsibility as a manager to make sure that the operations of your firm do not in any way obstruct, disturb, disrupt or destroy physical structures (historical buildings, monuments), the flora and fauna, and animal and human life.